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RF Engineer Principal 2000

Company: Range Generation Next Llc
Location: Lompoc
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Ready to launch your career? Be part of the next generation of access to space at one of the World's Premier Gateways to Space! RGNext employees open portals to space by providing operation and sustainment of mission-critical systems that launch and track Department of Defense, civil, commercial, and international space launch rockets! We also provide U.S. defense and space awareness through ballistic missile testing, guided weapon and aeronautical tests and experiments to defend the United States to ensure our nation's safety.

As a member of the Sustaining Engineering team, you would join other smart, talented, and dedicated engineers that pride themselves in analyzing the most difficult challenges for the launch-test range while developing and delivering solutions to meet the needs of the US Space Force and their customer.

This position is located at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California.

This position may be eligible for a hybrid telecommuting schedule after initial training period is complete.

Job Summary
Performs engineering functions to design, develop, modify, integrate and test new subsystems on mono-pulse tracking radars on the Western Test Range at Vandenberg Space Force Base. Will lead an engineering team with the technical aspects of projects and the supporting multi-disciplined project teams.

Essential Functions

  • Design, develop, and execute new capabilities used by tracking radars
  • Perform complex system modeling, simulation, and analysis to provide the most appropriate technical solution
  • Plan, conduct, and assist the project manager in the execution of engineering projects
  • Coordinate the efforts of technical support personnel for assigned projects
  • Analyze, develop, recommend and implement approaches to meet customer requirements
  • Serve as an interface for project information to internal management and the customers
  • Provides leadership and work guidance to less experienced personnel
  • Provides expertise to restore operational systems Required Skills
    • Experience working with RF to include local oscillators, doublers, mixers and attenuators
    • Working knowledge of monopulse radar tracking systems and/or shipboard radar systems a plus
    • Experience working with high power tube and solid state RF amplifiers
    • Experience with C-band pulsed Doppler tracking and wideband coherent imaging systems desired
    • Familiar with legacy range radars types (AN/FPQ-6, AN/FPQ-14, AN/FPS-16, etc.) desired
    • Working knowledge of antennas and antenna tracking systems
    • Experience with digital interface design to include familiarization with interface modules, cable/wire types and connector systems
    • Experience with hardware systems integration and testing
    • Experience providing inputs for engineering project proposals within defined time constraints
    • Proficient in use of specialized test equipment including but not limited to VOMs, spectrum analyzers and oscilloscopes
    • Proficient in technical writing for development of technical reports, White Papers, and other technical support documentation
    • Experience with computer systems including single-board (SBCs), servers, and workstations
    • Familiarization with the Linux and Windows Operating systems.
    • Ability to effectively communicate technical issues verbally and through written media such as graphical slides and verbal presentations to management and customers
    • Proficient with M/S Office tool suite and CAD software
    • Ability to read and create wire diagrams, schematics and mechanical drawings
    • Proficient in use of specialized test equipment including but not limited to VOMs, spectrum analyzers and oscilloscopes Required Experience
      • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering (or other technical major in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math.)
      • Five (5) or more years relevant experience Additional Eligibility Qualifications
        • Strong analytical, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
        • Strong organizational and time management skills to balance, plan, prioritize, and execute projects.
        • Good human relations and interpersonal skills to interact with internal and external support personnel and to provide guidance to less experienced engineers.
        • Ability to work within a dynamic, fast paced environment with time constraints.
        • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
        • The flexibility to work occasional non-duty hours or on weekends to support specific project or mission requirements
        • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance, which includes U.S. citizenship or U.S. naturalization.
        • Valid U.S. Driver's License
          Benefits of Working at RGNext

          RGNext offers our team of experienced, professional employees an environment of challenging, stimulating and personally and professionally rewarding career opportunities and growth. Employees enjoy a robust benefit package on day one, which includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurances, generous Paid Time Off and holiday pay, a retirement savings plan with a company match and vesting on day one! Other benefits include flexible scheduling, access to on-base fitness centers and recreational facilities and more! We are committed to providing employees a quality work/life balance while embracing a community of diverse and strategic backgrounds in a productive, evolving environment.

          The salary range for this role is $89,000 to $146,370; however, RGNext considers several factors when extending an offer for employment, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training and preferred skills and knowledge.

          Note: This job description describes the general nature of the duties and requirements of the job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list or to limit the supervisor's ability to modify work assignments as appropriate.

          RGNext is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status or any other protected class.

Keywords: Range Generation Next Llc, Lompoc , RF Engineer Principal 2000, Engineering , Lompoc, California

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